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to replace jesse jackson jr. in the special election that's coming up. the bloomberg superpact has been aggressively spending money, more than a million dollars. all very targeted anti-nra message against her and her a rating from the nra, and so this is going to be i think seen whether it is or isn't going to be described as the test of whatever the conversation has changed, and so we will see whether his conversation changes with it. >> we shall see, indeed. we have to leave it there. thank you to curt, joy, maggie, and steve. that is all for now. see you back here tomorrow at noon eastern, 9:00 a.m. pacific, when i'm joined by chris hayes, bloomberg business week's josh green and they always buzzy ben smith. gp top facebook.com/now with alex. andrea mitchell reports is coming up next. [ bells jingle ] [ cash register dings ] [ male announcer ] wow. a brave choice. okay, focus. think courage. think shaun white. think how perfect they'll be for outdoor crafts. mr. white. [ male announcer ] they're good for circulation. plus, they're totally practical. yeah, freedom. scan me. stride on,
. charlie rangel, tom delay, jack abramhoff, jesse jackson, most recently. do you sense, as you do your work, that politicians ever -- there is ever a sense of remorse here or is it more i've got to be less -- i've got to be more crafty in how i do this going into my campaign? >> i think there's a sense of remorse when he got caught, but i think that -- to be fair i think they're put under tremendous pressure that to run a race right now, to run a senate race, you have to be willing to raise tens of millions of dollars. you have to be out there doing it all the time. to run a congressional race you start the moment after you're elected. they're under tremendous pressure to do this, and, therefore, they turn to the people with the money. i think that, you know, looking for public funding system where you have small -- we really put an emphasis on candidates who are in small donors is going to be the only solution to this. otherwise, they're going to keep finding themselves in this position. it has to be one of these situations where there are numerous members of congress out there who know th
in the race for jesse jackson's now vacated seat and is actually trying to prove the point that, hey, if there is a pro-gun lobby, there is a gun safety lobby that hopefully can be as effective. >> yeah. i mean, those of us that don't like citizens united have our questions about anybody pouring all that money in any ways. however, if you are going to be able to do it, this is doing it to make a very effective point, and he really has forced gun control into that race as perhaps the central issue, and i think when we take a step back, yes, you are quite right. i was talking about that beast with two heads metaphor in my head. you are quite right. we are moving in different directions, but in 20 years it's been 20 years since we had this much pressure to pass sane gun laws, and i think we always have to keep our eye on that big thing. as katrina mentioned, there is an extremely good chance that we're going to get universal background checks. there is a decent chance that we will get a ban on the big magazines. there is a pretty good chance that we will get new gun trafficking laws. th
of resources into this jesse jackson seat. that will be a lot of it being a test for gun safety measures. >> it's a bellweather and referendum on the president's gun package. at least within the democratic primary. there was a candidate who had been a member of congress, had been rated a by the nra, was going to run again, was ahead in the polls. the mayor looked at that and said we can't have that in the midst of this national conversation, national debate about guns. we have spent -- mayors spent about $2.5 million of his own money to influence that conversation in illinois to make sure that folks on the ground knew that this former congresswoman had been rated a by the nra, had come out -- has come out in support of another woman running for office there. robin kelly, who has a very strong record in trying to get guns out of the hands of criminals, and we'll see tomorrow whether or not the good people of the second district in illinois want to elect somebody who has a consistent track record on behalf of strong gun measures. >> safety. >> or somebody who is rated a by the nra who began the r
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